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Awards, balloons, street sign among things worthy of a glance in spring of ’88 and ’89

Young word lovers smile after receiving awards for top compositions in the National Library Week Family Story Contest during the spring of 1989. From left are Josh Taylor, David Moran, Michael Hughes, judge Susan Fantl, Laura Schultz, Julie Mason (behind Schultz), Emily Pilachowski, Amy Perreult and Rebecca Feyrer.
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Young word lovers smile after receiving awards for top compositions in the National Library Week Family Story Contest during the spring of 1989. From left are Josh Taylor, David Moran, Michael Hughes, judge Susan Fantl, Laura Schultz, Julie Mason (behind Schultz), Emily Pilachowski, Amy Perreult and Rebecca Feyrer.
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Spring during the late 1980s was a great time if you knew numbers, academia, songs and Lena Spencer. Teenagers and younger scholars won honors for their work with math, school subjects and story composition. Spencer, longtime proprietor of the famous Caffe Lena on Phila Street in Saratoga Springs, was honored with her own street sign. On April 29, 1988, the city of Saratoga unveiled a sign designating Lena Lane, an alley running off Phila Street ...

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